This beautiful wooden platter has been handcrafted by a skilled artisan from acacia wood using the wood turning technique. A skilled artisan fixes a rough-hewn circular block of wood at the head of the traditional lathe machine and hammers it in place by hand. The machine begins spinning as the artisan introduces a hand-held chisel to the block, and applies varying degrees of pressure to sculpt a desired shape and to smoothen the edges. Then carefully holding a lacquer stick, the surface is coated with practiced circular strokes. The heat ensuing from the lathe in motion gently melts the lacquer stick, dyeing the wood. A rough piece of canvas cloth is then used for a final polish. These rural artisans persevere to keep this craft alive despite stiff competition from large scale industries

 12" x 8"

Acacia Wood Chopping Board

SKU: HKTT030072
C$34.99Price